WD Hard Drive Warranty Only Valid if I Buy from Authorized Seller, How do I Confirm Seller is Authorized?

How can I confirm with WD that a seller of a hard drive is an authorized reseller so that my warranty will be valid? Is there a WD web page I can go to and enter the seller’s name to check?

I’m shopping for the hard drive now and don’t yet know from whom I will buy, but I want to make sure I don’t buy from resellers that are not authorized by WD.

Skip the headache. Go with Seagate. Cheaper, better quality, need I say more?